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Gagnon Institute of Bioskills Training and Innovation

Atlantic Health System’s Gagnon Institute of Bioskills Training and Innovation (GIBTI) provides physicians, residents, nursing staff, respiratory therapists, and other health care professionals with additional training and education in their field. The institute is accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Level 1 Comprehensive Education Institute and has been recognized by Becker’s as part of 34 hospitals and health systems with great simulation and education programs.

Experience Cutting-Edge Technology

Atlantic Health System's GIBTI helps students master complex procedures through realistic simulations in an innovative training facility.

Our facilities contain:

  • Laparoscopic and robotic surgery simulators to hone surgical precision and technique.
  • Patient simulators that create immersive, realistic clinical scenarios.
  • Mannikin models on which to practice essential skills.
  • Medical and surgical equipment that mirrors real-world Atlantic Health hospital environments.
  • Specialized areas in which students can train in meticulously recreated health care settings, including:
    • Operating room (coming 2024)
    • Emergency department trauma bay
    • Intensive care unit room.
    • Multipurpose exam room

Empowering Professional Growth

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive curriculum-based training platform that strengthens individual and team skills across multiple health care disciplines. GIBTI can equip students with the knowledge, confidence, and technical expertise to deliver exceptional patient care.

Meet Our Experts 

Director of Education: Terrence Curran, MD, FACS
Director of Surgical Education: Erica Gross, MD, FACS, FAAP

Administrative Staff
Manager: Courtney DiBona, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Assistant Manager: Denise Moranse